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Star Theater Public Show - Ancient Skies

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About the show: "Ancient Skies"

The stars have been a source of mystery and wonder for people worldwide. Though lacking the tools for traveling into deep space and exploring the electromagnetic spectrum, Ancient cultures attempted to interpret and understand the movements and patterns of objects in the sky from Neolithic times. By studying their observations, some cultures developed calendars; others predicted future events, and still, others worshipped the magical objects in the sky. This show will look at these different interpretations of astronomical cycles and events and particularly explore Mayan predictions. 

Duration: 27 minutes

Includes full-dome planetarium movie and live tour of the night sky.

Fees are payable by cash or check upon arrival; no reservations are required.


The Space Science Center's Star Theater at Morehead State University is a state-of-the-art digital planetarium serving the surrounding area of Eastern Kentucky. The planetarium offers public shows on second and fourth Saturdays throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis: reservations do not need to be made in advance. Tickets may be purchased with cash or a check at the door. We cannot take credit cards. Typically, a planetarium show includes a special feature from our extensive program library as well as a tour of the night sky. We offer laser shows on Saturdays throughout the year.

View our program library